March Operations Remind Drivers to Stop for Pedestrians While Reports Emphasize the Dangers in Region for People Walking
As two major reports in March again named Central Florida the most dangerous region in…
As the season changes and the days grow shorter, we’re reminded that fall is one of the most dangerous times of the year for people to cross streets and roads due to dark conditions. In fact, 76% of pedestrian fatalities occur in dark conditions.
As part of Mobility Week, Best Foot Forward managing partner Bike/Walk Central Florida is joining founders of xGeographic and LUX Solar to present a one-hour Zoom webinar on “Pedestrian Safety at Night.” The webinar on Friday, November 6, at noon, will dive into data trends showing why certain areas are more prone to pedestrian fatalities, review overall trends in Florida, and analyze land use trends and roadway characteristics. It will also highlight lighting solutions that enhance bike and pedestrian infrastructure, lighting the way for people walking or riding bicycles at night. To register, rsvp to [email protected]
PJ Smith, AICP, is the founder of xGeographic, a geospatial software and urban planning firm. He is a certified planner with 11 years of experience in the urban planning and data science fields. PJ graduated from the University of Florida in 2009, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Urban and Regional Planning, and also received a Master’s Degree in Civic Urbanism from Rollins College in 2012 while working as a planner for a small design firm.
Wael “Maj” Majdalawi, PE, PTOE, is the founder and president of LUX Solar (a safety solution company). Maj is a professional traffic engineer with over 35 years of experience. He has been involved in various aspects of transportation engineering. His career focused on transportation safety. His passion for safety initiated the efforts to develop the in-road lights as a tool to reduce crashes. Click here for more info on LUX Solar.
About Mobility Week:
Since the introduction of Mobility Week, FDOT has hosted more than 300 events across each of FDOT’s seven districts and in 53 counties to share information on travel choices available to the public including transit, walking, bicycling, driving safely and ride sharing. This year, the department has debuted the Mobility Week Virtual Conference Center to increase availability to more people throughout the state. Learn more about the Virtual Conference Center at virtual.mobilityweekfl.com .